Grassroots (Age 6-8)

Run Jump Throw

Developed by Athletics Canada and presented by BC Athletics, RJT is the grassroots development program for our sport. This FUNdamentals program teaches the skills of running, jumping and throwing and the technical skill progressions for track and field events. It is designed for boys and girls ages 6-12, has progressions for older athletes, and can be adapted for special needs.

RunJumpThrow skills form the basis of all land based sport and as such, RJT provides a strong foundation for success in all sports and physical activities, which allows participants to develop a positive self image and be the best they can be.

 

RJT is:

  • Integrated for development at all levels
  • Broad based and progressive
  • FUNdamental to all land based sports
  • Inclusive for all abilities and maturational stages
  • Adaptive to special needs and athletes with disabilities
  • Gender equitable

RJT stresses:

  • Skills of RUNNING, JUMPING and THROWING in age appropriate sequential progressions
  • Individual improvement and positive reinforcement
  • FUN and active learning environment
  • Improvement in physical and emotional well being
  • Safety and certified instruction

RJT Courses

UPCOMING COURSES

COURSE TYPE

LOCATION

DATE

MORE INFO

15 HR NCCP 

South Surrey
(South Surrey Recreation Centre)

June 3rd (2-5:30pm), 8th (9am-4:30pm) & 10th (3-5:30pm)

DOWNLOAD
Registration Form

Course Schedule

Community Recreation Course (8 HR) Fort St John
(Pomeroy Sport Centre)
July 2  
Community Recreation Course (8 HR) Vancouver 
(Vancouver Friendship Centre)
July 4 (9am-4pm)  
15 HR NCCP Kamloops 
(Tournament Capitol Centre)
POSTPONED  

If you are interested in participating in any of the above listed instructor courses or becoming an RJT Learning Facilitator, please contact Meghan Butterworth - RJT LF candidates must already be RJT Instructors (Certified). 

* Course registration restrictions apply please contact Meghan Butterworth for further details 


Coaches can be trained and certified as RJT Instructors by attending a weekend workshop and delivering the program thru their club or school based program. The program can also be delivered to teachers one day Pro-D workshops.

Teachers or coaches wishing to facilitate the training of student-athlete coaches or parents in their club/school, or wishing to increase their NCCP certification levels, can further train as Learning Facilitators in RJT. Following delivery, NCCP certification in the new education stream is given.

Types of Workshops Available

Presentation - $35.00 pp

  • Perfect for Pro-D
  • 4 hours in length
  • Completion does not provide NCCP certification training
  • Details

Community Recreation Course - $50.00 pp

  • 8 hours in length
  • Completion does not provide NCCP certification training
  • Details

Teacher In-service - $75.00 pp

  • Available only for Elementary and Secondary school teachers
  • 8 hours in length (Includes approx. 1.5 hrs of practical teaching with kids)
  • Completion does provide NCCP certification training
  • Details

NCCP Course - $95.00 pp

  • 15 hours in length (Includes 3 hours of practical teaching with kids)
  • Completion does provide NCCP certification training 
  • Details

To book a RJT instructor workshop or presentations for your club or region please contact:

BC Athletics RJT Coordinator
Phone: 604 333-3554
Email: runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org

RJT Outcomes Required for Certification - specific outcomes for the RJT Instructor

Did you recently complete one of the above instructor courses? Your feedback can greatly impact the future success of the RJT program! Click HERE to fill out a short five minute survey. 

RJT Equipment

The NEW RJT BAG is available online now!

NEW RJT Bags are available at a preferred Athletics Canada member price - $350.00 ($395.00 for non-members)

Visit the Athletics Canada store to purcahse a RJT Bag: http://www.shop.athletics.ca/index.php?lang=en&category=10

 

Be a Track Rascal

BC Athletics 'Track Rascals' memberships are for boys and girls ages 6 to 8 who want to be involved in the BC Athletics Club atmosphere, learn the basics of athletics, and of course the skills needed for all land-based sports! Track Rascals are most importantly NON-competitive training members, with a number one goal of having FUN!

WANT TO START YOUR OWN TRACK RASCALS PROGRAM?

Take a look through the Track Rascals Club Package - developed Summer 2013

READY TO PARTICIPATE?

Interested in RJT, and want to be a member of a BC Athletics Affiliated Club? Check out these clubs with Track Rascals members:

 

RJT SUCCESS STORIES

Fortius Athlete Development Centre, Burnaby BC 

August 11/14: Arriving last week to Fortius Athlete Development Centre in Burnaby, BC 12 young athletes came together from coast to coast to participate in the Courage Canada National Youth Blind Hockey Camp running from August 7-12. The camp has provided athletes who are blind or partially sighted daily hockey training as well as several introductory sport sessions including Beep Baseball, 5-a-side Soccer, Run Jump Throw and strength and conditioning training.

In preparation for the big hockey match versus the Vancouver Eclipse team that evening the Courage Canada athletes took to the turf to try out the Run Jump Throw program with a focus on running and throwing activities. After learning the technical elements of a run practicing their ABC’S and were all educated on how going “back to the basics” with some of the Run Jump Throw activities can further develop their overall athletic ability and performance in many different sports – not just track and field! The throwing activities were a particular highlight for this group starting with the popular ‘throw-on-a-rope’ where everyone got a feel for the technique behind a javelin throw. From there the group practiced their overhand throws starting with a beanbag toss progessing to small and larger balls and finally to oversize hula hoops. With various objects soaring down the field the group learned how to generate power in their throws with proper body position and movement. To conclude the session, teammates challenged each other to a race starting belly down on the track with a short running dash to cross the finish line. 

A big thank you to the inspiring and talented ladies and gentlemen from Victoria, BC to Bay Roberts Newfoundland who participated! Also to BC Blind Sports, Mike Lonergan who led the session and Courage Canada for facilitating this amazing opportunity! 

For more information on Courage Canada programming visit http://www.couragecanada.ca/ 


Okanagan Lake Park, Penticton BC

May 27/14: Last week, May 22-24 on the sunny shores of Okanagan Lake in Penticton, BC the Okanagan International Children’s Festival returned with an incredible line-up of entertainment for children of all ages to participate in!

Run Jump Throw was onsite to bring a physical activity component to the festival which was a huge success to the near 2000 children that attended the festival. The relay race that incorporated a running, jumping and throwing challenge kept most coming back for rematches and even challenging the instructors to a race! Watch the short VIDEO clip to see some participants in action!

We look forward to hopefully attending the event in the future and would like to thank the event organizers for the opportunity to be included again this year. Also a huge thank you to the volunteers that helped throughout the week to make the event an even bigger success! 

For more information about the Okanagan International Children's Festival, visit http://www.okchildrensfest.com/ 

 


Revelstoke Secondary School, Revelstoke BC

April 7/14: This past Monday in Revelstoke, BC a group of dedicated teachers and local coaches participated in the Teacher In-Service Run Jump Throw course to receive their instructor training. This marks the first Run Jump Throw instructor training course held in the community to date. Revelstoke is no stranger to track and field talent as many high school athletes have pursued athletic scholarships within Canada and the US. Organizer Kendra von Bremen recognized the need for quality physical literacy teachings delivered at the grassroots level, as key to the development of future active youth and the continued success of athletics within Revelstoke. 

Special thanks to School District #19 and PacificSport Interior for your support and continued partnership in making Run Jump Throw events such as these a possibility. 

RJT Upcoming Events

Come and check out the RunJumpThrow Activities coming to a community event near you! There is always more fun being added so keep checking back!

Want to offer a Run Jump Throw Participation Area at your community event? Please email runjumpthrow@bcathletics.org with your event details including date(s) and time(s)!

EVENT

LOCATION

DATE

TIME   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

City of Surrey Canada Day Celebration SportsZone Surrey
(Bill Reid Millenium Amphitheatre)
July 1  10:00AM-3:00PM More info HERE
RJT + Lacrosse Youth Camp  Fort St. James 
(Nak'azdli First Nation)
July 4-5 9:00AM-4:00PM Event Poster
RJT Youth Camp Fort St. James 
(Nak'azdli First Nation)
July 5-6 9:00AM-4:00PM Event Poster

Harry Jerome Track Classic
RJT Demo

Burnaby 
(Swangard Stadium)

July 10 5:00PM-6:30PM More info HERE
RJT Youth Camp

Ladysmith 
(Stz'uminus First Nation)

July 14 10:30AM-12:00PM & 1:00-3:00PM Event Poster
*Le Camp Virgule  Vancouver 
(Le centre culturel francophone de Vancouver)
July 25 10:00AM-1:00PM  
*BC Blind Sports/RJT Delivery

Burnaby 
(Fortius Sport and Health)

Aug 11  9:45AM-11:45AM  

Ocean Athletics Club 
Run Jump Throw Camps

Surrey 
(South Surrey Athletic Park)

Aug 4-8, Aug 11-15,
Aug 18-22

9:00AM-12:00PM Event Flyer
Canadian Youth Legion Track & Field Championships 

Langley
(McLeod Athletic Park) 

Aug 15-17

9:00AM-3:00PM 
*times subject to change

 

Sportsmania 

RJT Demo 

Langley
(Willoughby Community Center)
Aug 27 9:30AM-10:30AM  

 

RJT Forms

RJT PROGRAM DELIVERY 

Are you interested in having the Run Jump Throw program come to your school or camp? Follow the steps below! 

1) Download the Direct Delivery Request Form and fill in required information

2) Submit the form to Meghan Butterworth, Run Jump Throw Coordinator email HERE 
    or by Fax to 604-333-3554

RJT INSTRUCTOR TRAINING 

Are you an organization looking to get your group intersted in becoming trained Run Jump Throw instructors? Choose the course that best fits your group from the selection below.  

1) Teacher In-Service Course Request Form 

2) Community Recreation Leaders Course Request Form 

3) NCCP Training Course Request Form 

Submit the form to Meghan Butterworth, Run Jump Throw Coordinator email HERE 

    or by Fax to 604-333-3554

Looking to register for an upcoming course scheduled in your area? Choose from the below indidivual registration forms 

Individual Course Registration Form (with direct payment option) 

Individual Course Registration Form (no direct payment option)

Submit the form to Meghan Butterworth, Run Jump Throw Coordinator  email HERE 

    or by Fax to 604-333-3554

RJT PROGRAM TRACKING 

If you have led/organized a RJT event, participant numbers are required to be submitted for RJT program tracking in BC. 

RJT Program Tracking Form 

Please fill out form (multiple events can be included on one form) and submit to Meghan Butterworth, Run Jump Throw Coordinator email HERE or by Fax to 604-333-3554

Junior Development (Age 9-13)

General & News

The Junior Development (JD) program gives young children the opportunity to develop physical literacy, learn Track & Field specific skills, develop speed and fitness and compete in the context of the Learning to Train and Training to Train stages of LTAD.

JD News

UPDATE: 2014 JD TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS MEET PACKAGE (06.12.14)

The BC Athletics Junior Development Committee is pleased to announce the list of meets at which BC JD Athletes can achieve performances towards the Crest Awards and BC JD Awards.  We look forward to seeing everyone at these meets and sharing a successful and fun season.

Apr 25-26

VOC Elementary Track Meet - Vancouver

voc.bc.ca

May 3-4

Norwesters Elementaries Meet - Burnaby

norwesterstandf.com

May 3-4

Bob Dailey Memorial Track & Field Meet - Port Alberni

penntrack.org

May 10

Eagle Classic Track & Field Meet - Maple Ridge

golden-ears.org

May 10-11

Dogwood Track & Field Meet - Victoria

victrack.ca

May 17-18

Kamloops Centennial Track & Field Meet - Kamloops

kamloopstrackandfield.ca

May 17-18

South Fraser Junior Olympics - Surrey

southfraser.org

May 23-25

BC Elementary School Track & Field Championships - Richmond

kajaks.org

May 24-25

Elwood Wylie Track Meet – Nanaimo

nanaimotrackandfield.com

May 29-31

2014  High School Track & Field Championships
Langley

bctfa.ca

Jun 7-8

Jesse Bent Memorial Cheetah Meet - Coquitlam

coquitlamcheetahs.org

Jun 7-8

Spruce Capital Track Meet -  Summer Games ZONE 8 Trials
Prince George

pgtrackandfield.ca

Jun 7-8

Garriock Track Meet  - Duncan

cvac-jaguars.com

Jun 13-15

Langley Pacific Invitational Meet - Langley

langleymustangs.com

Jun 21

 2014 Junior Development & Midget Pentathlon  Championships - Maple Ridge

golden-ears.org

June 25

Ocean Athletics Remax Summer Twilight Meet #1

 

Jun 27-29

Jack Brow Memorial Track & Field Meet - Kelowna

okac.ca

Jul 2

Fraser Valley Jumps and Throws Meet – Langley

langleymustangs.com

Jul 2

Ocean Athletics Remax Summer Twilight Meet #2

 

Jul 5-6

Trevor Craven Memorial Meet – Burnaby

norwesterstandf.com

Jul 9

Ocean Athletics Remax Summer Twilight Meet #3

 

Jul 14

Ocean Athletics Remax Summer Twilight Meet #4

 

Jul 17-20

2014 BCSummer Games – Nanaimo

bcgames.org

Jul 25-27

2014  Junior Development Track & Field Championships
Surrey 

universalathletics.ca

Aug 6

Ocean Athletics Remax Summer Twilight Meet #5

 

 

 

2013 Top Ten

Top Ten rankings after 2013 are now available. Click on the "Rankings & Records" tab for more information.

 

2013 JD Crest Winners

Listing of 2013 crest winners is available. Click on the "JD Crests" tab for more information.

Canadian Legion Youth T&F Championships 2013 Results

Children's Fitness Tax Credit

Clubs can download the form and customize it to fit their particular club. Download the form.

For a full explanation of the Children's Fitness Tax Credit please go to: www.cra-arc.gc.ca/fitness/ or contact the Canada Revenue Agency at 1-800-959-8281.

Child Fitness Tax Credit Form:
Customize the form template provided for your specific club.

Receipts:
Receipts can only be issued for amounts paid during the calendar year even if all of part of the activity occurs in the following year.

The receipt number includes the child's BC Athletics membership number preceded by the applicable year - example: 2007-95-24187. In the case of Training memberships and Track Rascals memberships where a BC Athletics membership number is not given, use 2007T# or 2007TR# - if you have 10 Track Rascals then number the individuals - example: 2007TR1, 2007TR2, 2007TR3 etc. Do the same for Training members.

Calculating eligible fees:
The fees must be paid for a child who is under 16 years of age at any time in the year.

Registration and membership costs can include the costs of administration, instruction and the rental of facilities. If the fees charged to parents include part for accommodation, travel, food, or beverages then this part must be deducted when calculating the part of the fees that qualify for the tax credit. For example if club membership fees total $400 and includes a charge of $50 for travel and $50 for a club uniform then the eligible amount would be $400 - $50 - $50 = $300.

Description of Eligible Programs:
Eligible activities must include the following in order to qualify. Make sure descriptions of club programs makes mention and details all of the following:

  • Ongoing (either a minimum of eight weeks duration, with a minimum of one session per week or, in the case of children's camps, five consecutive days);
  • Supervision;
  • Activities suitable for children; and
  • Substantially all of the activities must include a significant amount of physical activity that contributes to cardio-respiratory endurance plus one or more of: muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, or balance.

If you have any further questions please contact Sam Collier - Manager, Registration & Membership Services at (604) 333-3556 or sam.collier@bcathletics.org.

JD Championships

Date Event & Location Contact Website(s)
Jun 21BC Junior Development & Midget Pentathlon Championships
Maple Ridge, BC Canada
Track & Field
Andrew Lenton
604-463-4796
andrew_lenton@sd42.ca
golden-ears.org
Jul 25-27BC Junior Development Track & Field Championships
Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field
Jessie Dosanjh
(604) 763-4232
unisports2000@hotmail.com
universalathletics.ca

 

PHOTOS:  Athletes and Parents wishing to view photos from the 2014 JD Track & Field Championships can do so by clicking here.  If you wish to order prints, you can do so by going to WCS Sport Photography and Design.

 

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2004 JD T&F Champs photos © David Dolsen

JD TOP 10 LISTS

Questions and/or comments regarding the JD Top 10/Best Performances lists should be directed to Tom Dingle at tdingle@uvic.ca.

All-Time Top Ten

NOTES: All Time Top Ten Tables after 2013 Season was completed

  1. These tables are based on the 2012 All Time Top Ten Tables to which have been added better performances from 2013
  2. New results are taken from the meets on the JD approved list
  3. New results are for athletes who were registered as competitive members of BC Athletics in 2012
  4. Results for 2013 are entered in bold face blue type
  5. Placings for hand timed results, which are reported to one tenth of a second only, are based on the standard correction for comparing such results to electronic timing: i.e. for races 300m and under 0.24 seconds are added to the hand timed results - for 400m races 0.14 seconds are added.
  6. Please direct any comments or possible corrections to Tom Dingle at tdingle@uvic.ca.
  7. If you have an earlier version of Microsoft Excel, you can download the free Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack to open, edit, and save XLSX files in your older version of MS Excel. Download a free copy of Excel reader from www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10.

Top Ten Each Year

JD Awards

 

2014 JD AWARDS ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET

The JD Committee would like to congratulate all athletes age 13 and under on their fine performances throughout the year. Athlete and coaches are to be congratulated on preparing the athletes for the various competitions in which they participated.  Parents and officials, as well as the organizing clubs are to be commended for the support provided. Thank you all for an excellent season.

DATE   Sunday, October 26, 2014
TIME   Banquet - 11:00am | Awards Ceremony - 12:00pm
LOCATION   Croatian Cultural Centre - 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4E4
CONTACT   Graeme Fell (Chair JD Committee) - runner@intergate.bc.ca
COST   Athlete - $25.50 | Adult - $29.50 | Awards Ceremony Only - $6.00
TICKETS   Online Only - Please click here
BROCHURE   Please click here

 

2014 AWARDS NOMINATION FORM

Athletes wishing to be considered for a 2014 JD Award must submit a nomination form.  This form can be submitted via online form, or by mail, email or fax using the printable form (see below).   Please note - The sumission deadline has been extended to Monday September 22, 2014 - at 5:00pm

 

2014 JD AWARDS STANDARDS

2014 JD Awards Standards are based on the 2013 All-Time Top Ten Tables.  For standards and additional information, please click on the link below.

 

PAST INFORMATION

 

JD Crests

Parents and coaches, reward and motivate your young athletes for their achievements with a keepsake crest that will be treasured for a lifetime! Reminiscent of the 1970's Canada Fitness crest program which helped many children strive for improved fitness levels, this program focuses on Track and Field competition?rewarding those who do well in a variety of events.

See Section 11 of the JD Manual for an explanation of how the program works, plus ordering information and scoring tables.

2014 JD Crests Standards

 

2013 JD Crest Winners

View here - Updated Sept 27

JD Manual

The 2014 Junior Development Manual is available in PDF format.

The Manual contains detailed guidelines for JD Track & Field Meets, information on BC Athletics JD recognition programs, technical specifications, and more. Junior Development clubs will find these guidelines helpful in the implementation of JD programs and in organizing successful JD meets.

Hershey Track & Field Games (Age 9-14)

About HTFG

"It's about kids doing more than they ever thought possible, doing better than they did in their last event, or if there was no last event, just plain doing it ... and having fun along the way, meeting new friends and gaining new experiences."

HERSHEY's Track and Field Games (HTFG) is the longest-running youth activity program of its kind in North America, and a great entry point for kids ages 9-14 to get active and become engaged in a healthy lifestyle. It is about having fun, community involvement, and introducing kids to a basic skills competition environment.

HERSHEY's meets are easy to organize, and require minimal equipment! All you need is an area to run, jump and throw! You can select which events to offer at your games out of the list below (aligned with the Canadian Athletics LTAD model), depending on your venue, # of participants etc.

Click here for more details!

BCA HTFG Approval

BC Athletics is pleased to offer an approval process inclusive of liability insurance coverage for clubs / schools interested in hosting a HERSHEY's Track and Field Games meet in their community. There is an application form with basic HTFG information required. Liability Insurance is included as part of the HTFG approval process providing a benefit to the host organization, and assisting with Risk Management in hosting this event. Other benefits in addition to insurance coverage include:

  • BC Athletics Calendar Listing of the Event
  • Promotional Assistance

HERSHEY'S TRACK AND FIELD GAMES APPLICATION for APPROVAL

Approved Events

Date Event & Location Contact Website(s)
May 17-18South Fraser Junior Olympics
Surrey, BC Canada
Track & Field
Zebe Piaseczny
6045761971
zebe@telus.net
southfraser.org

Athlete Development (Age 14+)

General Info

Inclusive of the LTAD stages of Training to Train, Learning to Compete, Training to Compete and Learning to Win, this program introduces athletes to the performance pathway of Athletics. Event specialization and training, advanced training leading to consistent performances at higher levels of competition and BC Team program opportunities are the key components of the Athlete Development program.

2014 College Choices

Our BC Athletes are off to College! Here is a list of BC Athletics Athletes, and where they will be attending school next fall.   Athletes are listed alphabetically by thier last name.  To add a name, please fill in the form below.  If you have any questions, please contact the Technical Manager for Track & Field at garrett.collier@bcathletics.org.

Name Club High School College Event Coach
Sebastian Adugalski OATF Saint Thomas Moore UBC Sprints & Hurdles Mary Korpach
John Gay OACS Okanagan Mission Secondary UBC Endurance/XC Nathan Reiter

 

 

 

 

2014 College Signing's Submission Form

BC Athletics would like to recognize those graduating High School athletes that will be attending school next fall at a Post-Secondary instution.  This form can be filled out by an Athlete, Parent, Club Coach or College Coach/Representative.  Once submitted, BC Athletics will update the list every week until September 1st, 2014.

BC High School Track & Field

BC Athletics strives to support the Elementary and High School track & field communities.  BC High School Track & Field is under the pervue of the BC High School Track & Field Commission.  BC High School is a part of BC School Sports.  For all information an inqueries please contact them directoly by following the information below.

To view the latest updates on BC High School Track & Field, including important updates, contacts and championships informtion, please go to the BC High School Track & Field website at bctfa.ca

 

Masters (Age 35+)

General & News

2013 BC Seniors Games

Report on 2013 BC Seniors Games Kamloops, Aug 21-24

2013 BC Masters Track & Field Championships Results

Results of 2013 BC Masters Track & Field Championships Langley, Jun 14-16

WORLD MASTERS INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 6th WMA Indoor track and field championships were held in Budapest, Hungary, from March 25-
30, 2014. Over 3900 athletes over the age of 35, from more than 70 countries, were entered in the
championships. The SYMA facility was excellent with two tracks, and more, under the same roof.
Hungary did an excellent job of hosting the “queen of sports” as they call athletics in their country.
Olga Kotelko, who turned 95 only 23 days prior to the first day of competition, was one of the stars of
the WMA Indoor Championships. Olga competed in the W95-99 age group and was one of the fifty
Canadian Masters athletes entered, eleven were from BC.
Olga won 10 Gold medals and established 9 new World records. She set new world indoor W95
standards in the 60m, 200m, High jump, Long jump and Triple jump. She also broke the world indoor
records in the W95 Shot put and Weight throw. At this Indoor championships, there were also a few
Outdoor Road races and three Outdoor throwing events. Olga broke the Outdoor world records in the
W95 Hammer throw and Javelin. The only event that Olga did not establish a new world record was
in the outdoor Discus throw.
Other BC athletes winning medals were: Christa Bortignon (Gold in the W75 60m hurdles), Tom
Dickson (Silver in the M60 60m sprint) and Marek Glowacki (Silver in the M70 Shot put). Tom tied
the Canadian Indoor record in the M60 60 m (7.80 seconds during the semi-finals) and broke the
Canadian Indoor M60 200m record (25.98 seconds). Marek broke his own Canadian M70 Shot put
record (13.74m).
Normally the WMA Indoor Championships are held every two years but for the next two years the
WMA will have Outdoor Championships. The next WMA Indoor Championships will be in three
years (2017) in Daegu, South Korea.

 

BC MASTERS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Kamloops, February 14-16, 2014
The first-ever BC Masters Indoor track and field championships were held on February 14-16. The meet was
hosted by Kamloops in their Tournament Capital Centre on the campus of Thompson Rivers University.
Unfortunately the turnout was very low, probably partly because of the dangerous weather conditions on the
Coquihalla Highway. Despite the small turnout, there were a few outstanding results. As usual, the Kamloops
Track and Field Club and their volunteers, hosted an excellent meet.
No world records were broken this year but look out next year because Olga Kotelko turns 95 on March 2nd.
Actually she will undoubtedly break/set a few world records next month at the WMA Indoor Championships in
Budapest, Hungary.
The small group of Masters athletes broke 7 Canadian records and tied another. Breaking Canadian records
were Dmitry Babenko in the M40 1500M Racewalk (6:27.23) and 3000M Racewalk (13:45.23). Donald Currie
broke the identical Canadian records in the M80 group. He turned 80 on February 13, only one day before the
start of the meet. Also setting a Canadian record was 91-year-old Harry Thompson in the M90 3000M and
Cheryl Closkey broke the W65 Weight throw record (10.46m).
The relay team of Hardev Sandhu, Fred Pawluk, Harold Morioka and Sewa Birring broke the M65 4x400m
Canadian record (4:46.66).
Margaret Rhebergen tied her own Canadian record in the W55 High jump (1.30m). Actually Margaret might
have broken her Canadian record because the bar was set higher than 1.30m. When the bar was measured after
her record breaking jump, the bar read 1.32m. However the official ruled that since the recorder had listed the
height as 1.30m, that this was the official height and that measuring after the height was only to confirm that the
height of the bar was at least this height.
There were 28 new BC Indoor records and two more were tied. In addition to the records above, the following
BC records were broken.
Breaking two BC records were: Fred Pawluk M65 800m and 1500m, Bakhshish Dhillon M75 Shot put and
Weight throw, Nardene Hammond W40 1500M Racewalk and 3000M Racewalk, Lori Graham W55 1500M
Racewalk and 3000M Racewalk and Denise Clements W50 Shot put and Weight throw (But Carolyn Boomer
gets the new BC W50 Shot put record with a better record-breaking put than Denise).
Also breaking BC records were: Tom Ukonmaanaho M65 200m, Sam Walker M40 400m, Verena Stroda W40
Shot put, Kathy Brand W70 Weight throw, Dan Krause and Hardev Sandhu in the M65 Weight throw (but Dan
gets the new BC record with a better record-breaking put), Harold Morioka in the M70 High jump and Sean
Steele in the M50 Weight throw. Along with their Canadian records, Margaret Rhebergen added a BC record in
the W55 60m Hurdles, Cheryl Closkey added a BC record in the W65 Shot put and Donald Currie added a BC
record in the M80 800m.
The relay team of Andy Bienefeld, Eric Torin, Sam Walker and Luke Wang set a new BC record in the M35
4x200m relay.
Nancy Cochrane was attempting to better her BC W60 High jump record which she set only two weeks earlier.
Unfortunately she partially tore her achilles tendon and a calf muscle during an early jump.
Diane Matus tied the BC record in the W65 60m sprint.

Who is a Master?

Your entry to an Athletics event could be simply to have fun, have a healthy workout, pick up an attractive t-shirt, support a charity or, as a serious competitor, attempt a personal best performance.

The only requirement for being a masters member in any BC Athletics sanctioned event is to be 35 years of age or older.

Age group results-age graded results

Proposed and Unapproved New Masters Age Graded Tables: 2006

Competition results can be calculated on an overall performance basis where athletes compare their performance to how other competitors in their age group performed. Some events now provide age graded results. These results are generated from tables developed by reviewing the performances of a large number of athletes over a long period of time, in each of the age categories, as well as the world records by age groupings. The tables then indicate an ultimate performance that could be expected from any age. There are separate tables for males and females.

Age graded results can be used in several ways. Using these tables, each athlete's performance can be calculated as a percentage of these extremely high standards for both male and female at each age. New results are then processed based on percentage achievement. Hence the playing field is leveled by compensating for age and sex. These age graded results can be very different from the overall results. It's possible that a 45-year old woman would displace a 28-year old male overall winner as the age graded winner. This, of course, is competitive and many (in fact most) participants don't enter events solely for competition. There are other effective ways of using performance percentages.

For example: if your performance in a 5K race was @ 78.3%, you could apply this percentage to the table for 10K at your age and calculate your expected finish time at 10K for the same effort. This would enable you to establish your mile pace to ensure that you don't go out too fast in the 10K event.

As you age you can use age graded results to compare your fitness and conditioning from one year to any other year. It's also useful in tracking your progress over any number of dissimilar events.

Reasons to join BCA - Masters

  • Receive the annual publication of the Events Calendar
  • Liability and Sport Injury/Accident Insurance
  • $3.00 deduction from entry fees at BC Athletics sanctioned events
  • Discounts on merchandise from selected sports stores
  • Registered member of BC Athletics
  • Branch member of Athletics Canada

Supporting BC Athletics through an annual membership fee of $50 + GST (for Masters athletes) helps to fund the governing body of our sport and helps to ensure that:

  • BC Athletics sanctioned events meet standards for safety, officiating and organization
  • workshops and seminars are provided to enhance the overall well-being of athletics as a sport
  • there is co-ordination of the many volunteer efforts provided by the athletics community
  • there is direct contact for Athletics information by telephone or the internet

As a member you are welcome to attend the Masters Committee Annual General Meeting or stand for election to the Masters Committee Board itself.

For coaching, for group workouts, for increased social activities and for team events such as the Whistler 50 Relay, there are a number of BC Athletics affiliated clubs that welcome all levels and all ages of Masters Athletes.

Masters Achievements Awards

These awards are in the form of pins in bronze, silver and gold which represent increasingly higher standards of performance. These pins are available for purchase by masters who have achieved the required standards. The standards are adapted from those that the Canadian Masters Athletics Association used to have for their crests, and cover a wide range of events.

The standards may be viewed by clicking on one of the following links:

To apply for a pin

Please print the Masters achievement award application form and mail (with the $9.04 fee) to BC Athletics, Fortius Athlete Development Centre, Suite 2001-B Oslo Landing, 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7.

Master of the Year Award Criteria

For 2013, the age grading will be based on five year tables. In other words, for a 5 year age group, the entry for the lowest age in the group will be used to calculate the age graded result for all 5 ages in the group. This means that the best performances within an age group will get the best age graded result. This change was made in order to reward direct competition within an age group and to provide more opportunities for athletes entering a new age group.

Age grading calculator may be found at www.howardgrubb.co.uk/athletics/wmalookup06.html

Track Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
The awards will be based on the Five Best Age Graded performances for the year (may be the same event or different events)

For example, an athlete could have results for: 100m, 200m, 400m and 800m or five results for 100m.

Road Running Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
The awards will be based on the Five Best Age Graded performances for the year (may be the same event or different events)

Cross Country Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
The awards will be based on the best age graded performance in the BC Championships and the Canadian Championships. Normally, the winners must also have participated in at least one other cross country race during the year.

Field Master of the Year Award Criteria (male and female)
These are new awards for 2013. The awards will be based on the quality of performances based on a percentage of the Canadian 5 year age group records. Consideration will be given to records set. A minimum of five performances will be required.

Sport BC Master of the Year Award Criteria (only one award)
Normally, the nominee is a winner of one of the above awards. Top 3 age graded performances plus international ranking will be considered.

Master Events 2014

Date Event & Location Contact Website(s)
Feb 14-16BC Athletics Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships
Kamloops, BC Canada
Track & Field, Race Walking, Race Walking
Judy Armstrong
2503773378
j2armstrong@shaw.ca
kamloopstrackandfield.ca
Mar 25-30WMA Indoor Championships
Budapest, Hungary
Track & Field
Brian Keaveney

masters@sympatico.ca
world-masters-athletics.o…
Mar 302014 UBC Open
Vancouver, BC Canada
Track & Field, Race Walking, Race Walking
Marek Jedrzejek
(604) 274-5752
marek.jedrzejek@ubc.ca
directathletics.com
Jun 27-29BC Athletics Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Kelowna, BC Canada
Track & Field, Race Walking, Race Walking
Mike Walsh
2508015325
mike@skmana.ca
okac.ca
Sep 9-13BC Seniors Games
Langley, BC Canada
Track & Field
John Rogers
604-857-8965
casheljgr@yahoo.com
bcseniorsgames.org

Para-Athletics

General Info

BC Athletics in partnership with BC Wheelchair Sports, BC Blind Sports, Sportability BC (CP) Sports, Amputee Sport BC provides program opportunities for athletes with a physical impairment.  These athletes fall under various classifications for training and competition under the IPC.

Special Olympics

General Info

BC Athletics in partnership with Special Olympics BC provides program opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities.  These athletes are able to compete in regional, national and international Special Olympic events under the IPC.

Recommended Guidelines for Events and Technical Standards

Events and Technical Standards

2014 BC Athletics Events and Technical Specifications for Athletics updated May 14 2014